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Gentrify This: An art show

by scott warren (scott warren)

Submitted 09-24-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On Saturday, The Bloom Collective (8 Jefferson SE) will be hosting the official opening of their current show "Gentrify This: The myth of progress, history, growth & the supposed inevitability of it all."  The show runs...

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Vuela Grito; Picardo celebrates 25 years of art

by scott warren (scott warren)

Submitted 08-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On Thursday August 29, 2013, local artist Erick Picardo hosts an evening of spoken word poetry, and authentic drumming. The show is titled "Vuela Grito", which loosely translates to "flying scream", or as Picardo explains it,...

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Local Music Review: The Wallace Collective EP

by scott warren (scott warren)

Submitted 06-07-2013 under OPINION

The Wallace Collective released their self-titled EP in May 2013. The aptly named opening track “Old Tired Bastard” unleashes a cantankerous, banjo-driven ramble of a tune. Like a rusted out Chevy pickup barreling down a mountain road in...

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Bloom Collective to screen The Trials of Henry Kissinger

by scott warren (scott warren)

Submitted 05-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids infoshop The Bloom Collective (8 Jefferson SE, Grand Rapids) will host a screening of the documentary "The Trials of Henry Kissinger."  The film is based on the book by Christopher Hitchens, and examines...

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The Trials of Henry Kissinger

by scott warren (scott warren)

Submitted 05-03-2013 under

Grand Rapids infoshop The Bloom Collective (8 Jefferson SE, Grand Rapids) will host a screening of the documentary "The Trials of Henry Kissinger".    "The Trials of Henry Kissinger" at The Bloom...

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Local Music Review: "Softer Sticks" by Chain of Lakes

by scott warren (scott warren)

Submitted 05-03-2013 under OPINION

On Saturday, May 4th 2013, Grand Rapids MI band Chain of Lakes releases their newest album, “Softer Sticks.”  The nine track album opens with the instrumental “Something Along Those Lines,” a brief meditation...

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Opening reception for "Ancestral Art" Indigenous Voices, artists' benefit for Haitian peasant groups

by scott warren (scott warren)

Submitted 03-03-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

On Friday, March 8, 2013, West Michigan Center for Peacebuilding will host the opening reception for "Ancestral Art" Indigenous Voices, An Artist Benefit for Haitian Peasant Groups. The month-long showing held at the Ice Cream Gallery and...

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Remnants of Route 66: collage art of Jewly Warren displayed at On Girl's Treasure

by scott warren (scott warren)

Submitted 10-30-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Jewly Warren is a Grand Rapids artist who has spent the last few years exploring collage techniques. She describes herself as a self-taught artist, whose main passions are painting and photography. Active in the arts community in the Detroit...

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Frankenstein For President: local film maker releases silent film

by scott warren (scott warren)

Submitted 10-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Local activist and independent film maker Matt Judge has enlisted a small army of friends to realize his goal of writing and filming his first movie. "Frankenstein for President" is a silent film that Judge describes as "part horror,...

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Southwest GR residents hold Peace March in Roosevelt Park Neighborhood

by scott warren (scott warren)

Submitted 07-11-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

On Tuesday, July 10, over 60 residents and friends of the Roosevelt Park neighborhood gathered for a peace march in response to recent incidents of gang related violence that have been occurring on the city's southwest side.   Participants...

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